Al Cerny Collection
Al Cerny was a practicing mining engineer for over 30 years before retiring to South Carolina for the bass fishing. He worked at several mines including Sterling Hill near Franklin, New Jersey and the Northumberland Mine in Nevada where he was able to satisfy his collecting passion. Barite became his specialty, but the collection has far more than just barite.
This is one of the classic bright green apophyllites that made Poona famous. It’s a beautiful ridge of glassy gem crystals on a contrasting matrix of white zeolites.